The SC was hearing the case filed by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala states against The Cauvery Water Tribunal’s verdict of water sharing between these states.

 

The next hearing in this regard will take place on January 4. The interim order of the Supreme Court asking Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of water every day to Tamil Nadu will be in effect till the next hearing.

 

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This is the first hearing of the Cauvery issue post Jayalalithaa’s death. Earlier, it was alleged that Jayalalithaa was trying to influence the judges in the Supreme Court. However, the allegation looks baseless now as Jaya is no more and the SC has repeated its verdict of the last time and asked Karnataka to release 2,000 cusecs of water per day till January 4.

 

The Cauvery Tribunal in its verdict on February 5, 2007 had stated that out of the total 740 TMC water in the Cauvery basin, Karnataka can use 270 TMC, Tamil Nadu 419 TMC, Kerala 30 TMC and Puducherry 7 TMC water.

 

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Following this verdict, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu had challenged this verdict in the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the Centre had said that the Tribunal’s verdict held equal weightage as of the SC verdict. But Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala opted to take the case to the Supreme Court.


 

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